Oops - Kinyongia Boehmei

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hard to believe my babies are going to be 4 months old in a week!! They’ve grown so much and their personalities shine through more than ever. There are 8 females, and 1 male. 8 sisters... poor guy!!!

My good friend is going to take the little boy. What a relief. I really wanted to keep him myself. He’s very handsome and very calm... but I am receiving an unrelated captive hatched male from Chris Anderson (who is taking two of my girls). Now I can visit him and watch him grow, knowing he will be in great hands. Below are a few pics of his wild color changes.

I believe I will be keeping #1, as she won my heart from day 1! She was first out of the egg, and came out backwards. I helped a little when she seemed stuck - then didnt sleep for 2 days until she emerged healthy and feisty! She is very shy but also curious. Just like her mama. There is a second little girl that I really like (because she’s a little piggy)... very hard to choose between the two, but can’t imagine how I could keep two right now. She will be the last to leave until I make my mind up!

I placed an ad in the classified section for the babies. They will be ready for their new homes in April.

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snitz427

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First baby went to its new home today. :( I don’t know how breeders do this, I miss her already! I think all the others have been claimed by either close friends or very experienced keepers, which is a relief... but I am still going to be missing them all when they leave.

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JacksJill

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I know big herper’s don’t cry but I’m tearing up a little right now. He looks happy despite being spotted by a despicable mammal an photographed no less. I promise it helps to see them in their happy homes a lot. You’ll see. Thank you.
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
I know big herper’s don’t cry but I’m tearing up a little right now. He looks happy despite being spotted by a despicable mammal an photographed no less. I promise it helps to see them in their happy homes a lot. You’ll see. Thank you.

haha well here is why I dont have photos of Jack for you. Happy as a clam until he sees me. This was taken a few mins ago :p. The cork bark and sensor are his fav spot.

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snitz427

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I’m very sorry to say that I lost Desi today. On Wednesday night he seemed a bit - not himself. He ate and drank quite a bit. He wanted to come out onto my hand but I put him back on his branch to feed. :(

Last night just before lights out, he was sleeping on a branch near the bottom - which is unusual. He has had one spot for the past year that was his spot and he never closed his eyes until lights out. This morning I went straight to him to check him out and get him some natural sunshine, but he was sleeping up top. I picked him up and he was very weak and nearly unresponsive to my touching him. I put him in a hospital bin and put itnin the window for some cool fresh air and dappled morning sun. I also gave him a little reptaid and water. He opened his eyes once or twice to see where he was, but declined very quickly, and fell off his branch (dangling unconscious by tail above the dirt). So I gently placed him on the soil and by noon he was gone.

I’m very sad. Desi was a very good boy and full of personality, just like my Charlie. He was never, ever hissy - and he liked to come out and hang on my hand. Didnt want the tree, didnt want outside… just saying hi. My friend and I joked, no wonder he was so easy to catch in the wild. Incredibly friendly. He always had a childlike expression (to me).

I am unsure of his age - but he was an adult when I acquired him almost a year and a half ago. So my best guess is at least 2.5 years. I have no idea their life expectancy or cause. I miss you lil buddy.

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AmandaS

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I’m very sorry to say that I lost Desi today. On Wednesday night he seemed a bit - not himself. He ate and drank quite a bit. He wanted to come out onto my hand but I put him back on his branch to feed. :(

Last night just before lights out, he was sleeping on a branch near the bottom - which is unusual. He has had one spot for the past year that was his spot and he never closed his eyes until lights out. This morning I went straight to him to check him out and get him some natural sunshine, but he was sleeping up top. I picked him up and he was very weak and nearly unresponsive to my touching him. I put him in a hospital bin and put itnin the window for some cool fresh air and dappled morning sun. I also gave him a little reptaid and water. He opened his eyes once or twice to see where he was, but declined very quickly, and fell off his branch (dangling unconscious by tail above the dirt). So I gently placed him on the soil and by noon he was gone.

I’m very sad. Desi was a very good boy and full of personality, just like my Charlie. He was never, ever hissy - and he liked to come out and hang on my hand. Didnt want the tree, didnt want outside… just saying hi. My friend and I joked, no wonder he was so easy to catch in the wild. Incredibly friendly. He always had a childlike expression (to me).

I am unsure of his age - but he was an adult when I acquired him almost a year and a half ago. So my best guess is at least 2.5 years. I have no idea their life expectancy or cause. I miss you lil buddy.

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Awe, I'm so sorry. He looks absolutely precious.
 

Mendez

Chameleon Enthusiast
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was quite the looker. I never even knew about this species until you acquired him and the female. He always looked so happy and at peace with his beautiful colors. You did a wonderful job taking care of him! While it is a sad that he's gone, you should be proud of yourself for giving him such an amazing life.
 
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